Watson hooks on with Rosenhaus

February, 2, 2010
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As Patriots tight end Benjamin Watson prepares to enter free agency for the first time in his career, he has officially signed on with agent Drew Rosenhaus.

The Patriots and Rosenhaus have struck several deals in recent years and both sides have spoken about the mutual respect they have for each other, so this shouldn't have a major impact on Watson's potential return to New England. But it does appear that the change to Rosenhaus is a sign that Watson, set to enter his seventh NFL season, is positioning himself to be marketed around the league.

Rosenhaus is a powerful salesman whose ability to generate interest in his clients is well known.

Watson has plenty of things that could be attractive to teams on the open market, such as size (6-3, 255), speed, championship experience and the fact he is in the middle of his career at age 29. Rosenhaus figures to accentuate those, positioning Watson as a dangerous threat who could produce more in the passing game if given the opportunity in the right situation.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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